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numbers i saw. the nra contributed 20 million today's federal campaigns last year, $20 million and gun control groups gave $4,000. and 50% of the members of the new congress, in fact, more than half have an a rating from the nra. given all of that, how do you and other groups that feel as you you to hope to take on the gun lobby in practical terms? how do you match their money and their clout on capitol hill? >> look, are the nra is spent a lot of money on the elections last cycle and they didn't have to lot to show for it especially if you look at the senate. a lot of their candidates lost and they had a very if we are looking at return on investment they had a very low return on investment. of course, the nra s a strong lobby. the issue here is who s going to represent the voices of the american people in this debate. things that seem like common sense to the american people. they scrub stand that we need to protect people's right to own a gun in their own home and protect themselves but there is something tragically wrong when there is mass slaughter so we have to solve this problem
murders. maybe toughening up mental health rules honestly and, the ridiculed the nra for saying it, having armed guards at schools, and not gun free zones. >> chris: and the president does include money for that. >> and that will pass... >> chris: juan? >> the fact is the american people are of a mind that reasonable steps can be taken. it is unlikely that you will get the assault weapons ban reimpos reimposed. there is great political difficulty there but things have changed since newtown, as you pointed out and i would say one thing that changed in this town, is people from the social workers to the teachers unions, you know, the police chiefs, the mayors, bloomberg in new york, governors like cuomo, o'mally and merrill, these people are acting and you have seen some of the conservative democrats, even, shift their opinion about the possibility. and, bill says nothing will change and i think in fact most americans would agree, it will never change because the nra is so big an powerful but now people are saying, no, let's put in place sharing information among agencies so if someb
in 2010 given the nra freedom fund award. is there any new gun control that you would accept? >> the reason we're discussing this is because of the tragedy in newtown and every parent. my wife and i, we have two little girls age four and age two. every parent was horrified at what happened throw the children and six adults senselessly murdered takes your breath away. within minutes we saw politicians run out and try to exploit this tragedy and push their political agenda of gun control. i do not support their gun control agenda for two reasons. number one, it is unconstitutional. >> is there anything you would accept? >> are there things we could do? sure. we could improve the quality of the federal database. right now a lot of states and local jurisdictions are not reporting criminal convictions and not reporting mental health barriers to ownership and so the federal database is not nearly as good as it should be. that would be a common sense improvement. that is not what is being proposed. senator dianne feinstein's bill would create a national gun registry. i don't think t
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